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Head Up Dog Training

Head Up Dog Training

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Introduction: Hey y’all! My name is Ana Maria and I became a dog trainer because once I was just like you. I had a dog named Stella that I absolutely loved. She was my best friend in the whole world, but she had behavioral issues that made it difficult to live with her harmoniously. I couldn’t even go on a walk safely at one point! I dealt with separation anxiety, dog aggression, human reactivity, and so many other things. I tried to train her, but I encountered so much misinformation and generally unhelpful advice. Eventually I did find training and techniques that worked, and when I did I was hooked on the process of transforming dogs from out of control and rude to polite and impressively well mannered. My passion for dogs led me to attend the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers in 2018. There I attended the world renowned Professional and Masters Dog Trainers course. I learned to work with pet dogs suffering from all sorts of behavioral problems as well as working dogs, service dog, and sport dogs. I established my company so that I could help dog owners in the same position I was in when I was struggling with Stella. It’s so difficult to find information on dog training that is accurate, effective, and kind. The services I offer range from group classes to aggressive behavior modification board and training programs. My most popular program is my three-week board and train, where your dog comes to stay with me for three weeks to learn to be obedient, polite, and balanced. After your pup's initial training, each day will be a new adventure to an interesting location like a dog-friendly shopping center, nature trails, or the beach. This program also includes six hours of one on one training. Before you sign up for my training programs, I recommend that we meet for a free behavioral evaluation (phone calls during Covid-19). This allows us to observe your dog's behavior, gives me time to talk in-depth about what your training goals are, and helps us to match you with the best training program for your needs. Head Up Dog Training is an adventure-based dog company. We believe that real training happens in the real world. We take our dogs outdoors to busy locations like Downtown, U-Village, and Broadway. Our high standards of excellence require that we make sure every dog that leaves our doors can live a happy and manageable life, even in the big city. Private Lessons 4pk Basic: $750 8pk Advanced: $1250 Board and Training Program 3 Weeks -$3500 Service Dogs Price upon request I’m looking forward to helping you and your pups live a harmonious life 😊🐾

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Mark A.

Dog Training

Very happy with our experience! We have an 11 month old Husky/Aussie, Harvey, who was getting to be too much to handle. Our trainer Danny with his experience training K-9 units was exactly what we needed. He's great with Harvey and helping us learn proper training techniques. After the 3 week board and train Harvey is like a new dog. He's attentive and very well behaved. Even his game of fetch has drastically improved! It was hard letting our pup go for 3 weeks, but it was well worth it!
Oct 30, 2019
Chloe w.

Dog Training

All of the commands are easily taught and well said by the trainer
Apr 17, 2020
Daniella T.

My husband and I are so happy we found Ana, she is more than amazing. We have a Chihuahua mix, her name is Nora and had a few problems. From the beginning Nora hated the crate and when I mean hated, I mean cried, screamed, barked scratched and there was nothing that would stop her. She would pull and jump while on her leash, was so afraid of cars when they went by that it would paralize her, barked at people and dogs, but Nora is the most loveable doggie I have ever met, she just wants love. When I started looking for trainers they all just did the basic things and we knew Nora needed more. When we found Ana we met up with her (she drove to us, which not many do) she saw that Nora was just very insecure and such a good dog and did some walkimg with Nora and my husband and I knew there and then that she was the one, Nora followed her commands and in just that simple introduction we need she could help us with Nora. We did the boarding and training, she sent us videos and pictures of our little one and we got to see the progress Nora had in just 1 week and half!!! Nora now sleeps very well in her crate with no barking or crying, follows commands while on a walk, is not afraid of cars that pass by, doesn't bark at other people, is more calm at home and listens to commands, we are still working on socializing with other dogs but it is nowhere near how bad it was before .We still do lessons with her and we area doing the group classes to learn more. We have another Chihuahua Ollie who will be training with Ana as well. Ana cares so much and you can tell the dogs love her because she trully loves the dogs she trains!!! Hire her, it will be the best decision for you and your doggy.
Jun 1, 2019
Mary R.

We loved having Ana Maria. She could read Mia from day 1. Mia is doing so much better. We will continue to use Head up Dog training for group classes. Highly recommend!
Apr 24, 2019
Michelle Z.

Dog Training

We paid for 4 private lessons, and the trainer was one hour late to our first lesson and no-showed at our second lesson. Would not pick up phone or respond to text messages or email. If not a scammy business, then definitely an incredibly unprofessional one. Would not recommend for anyone who’s looking for a responsible trainer who values their client’s time.
Jan 10, 2021


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Evaluations are free, and the prices for my other programs are listed on my website. My most popular programs are listed here: Advanced private lessons: $1100 or $1300 in-home 3 Week Board and Train: $2900 Service Dogs: $2900 for obedience, task training starting at $2500 Please ask about military or first responders discounts or funding possibilities if you’re interested in a service dog. I occasionally have sales, follow my social media to keep up with it!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Usually, I set up an evaluation first. Based on the evaluation I suggest to my client what programs might fit best for their dogs. It’s a client has signed up for training, I schedule lessons on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. If you’ve opted for the more popular board and train program, I pick up dogs at the beginning of the month and do one on one lessons with the owners at the end of each week. Lessons continue after the dog has gone home, or if you feel like you’re prepared enough with our first three lessons, you can bank your other three lessons for training in the future if needed.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I attended the Tom Rose school for professional Dog Trainers.

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